SAMHDA is an initiative funded under contract (#283-10-0324) with the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). CBHSQ has primary responsibility for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of SAMHSA's behavioral health data.
CBHSQ promotes the access and use of the nation's substance abuse and mental health data through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA). SAMHDA provides public-use data files, file documentation, and access to restricted-use data files to support a better understanding of this critical area of public health.
This data is taken from Cenus Data and includes information including Grandparents as caretakers, resident ancestry, language and basic education/
Data is taken from the American Community Survey 5 year estimates in 2012. More variables can be found at http://niaaa.census.gov/data/2012/acs5/profile/variables.html
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched Data.CDC.gov.
This new data repository:
-Provides health data in easily accessible formats, including API
-Works with programs to release data for mobile apps and other innovative tools
-Increases the public’s access to health data
-Allows users to filter and syndicate data
-Provides an interface to create data visualizations, including bar charts, trend lines, and maps
It hosts some of the CDC’s most popular data including:
-Tobacco use prevalence
-Flu vaccination coverage
-Leading causes of death
-Health care access
-Web site traffic
The North Carolina Community Health Information Portal (NC-HIP) is a web-based application designed to allow researchers, public health professionals, hospital executives and other policymakers to generate new insights from existing public and private databases. NC-HIP allows users to geo-map their own health data alongside major public health data sets. With minimal training, users can upload their own Excel spreadsheets, juxtapose them with public health databases and transform the combined data into powerful, actionable visuals. Mapping down to data at the local level gives users a critical decision support tool useful in community assessments, public health interventions, budgeting, grant proposals, care management, and the allocation of resources. For example, overlaying data on access to health care services with disease trends may provide insight into what types of populations and locations may be underserved for specific services.
The Rankings are based on a model of population health that emphasizes the many factors that, if improved, can help make communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play. From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.